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  • Bengaluru’s Upscale raises $250K pre-seed funding from Powerhouse Ventures, Java Capital & GSF Accelerator

    Bengaluru, India-based Upscale, a new-age B2B sales engagement startup, has recently raised pre-seed funding of $250,000 led by Powerhouse Ventures, Java Capital, and GSF Accelerator.

  • Hyderabad’s T-Hub launches fifth batch of its flagship program Lab32 with 30 startups

    Hyderabad, India-based T-Hub, on Tuesday, announced the launch of the fifth edition of its flagship pre-acceleration program, Lab32.

  • India’s fintech startup Cred enters unicorn club

    India’s fintech startup Cred, founded by the veteran entrepreneur Kunal Shah, on Tuesday, entered the unicorn club after raising $215 million from Falcon Edge Capital.

  • CityMall raises $11 Mn Series A led by Accel Partners

    Gurugram, India-based social e-commerce startup CityMall, on Thursday, raised $11 million Series A funding round led by Accel Partners.

  • Mumbai’s Dream Sports raises $400 Mn funding

    Mumbai, India-based Dream Sports, the parent organisation of the eSports unicorn startup, Dream11, on Wednesday, raised $400 million funding.

  • Zaara Biotech, Kerala-based startup scores $10 Mn from UAE’s TCN International

    Kerala, India-based Zaara Biotech, a student biotech startup, raised an investment of $10 million from the UAE-based TCN International Commerce LLC.

  • Zotalabs raises $125K seed funding from Alfa Ventures and more

    Pune, India-based edtech platform Zotalabs, on Wednesday, raised $125K in its seed funding round led by Dhianu Das of Alfa Ventures.

  • Jaipur-based NeoDove raises $1.5 Mn seed funding from India Quotient

    Jaipur-based NeoDove, a sales and marketing automation platform for SMEs, on Monday, raised $1.5 million led by India Quotient.

  • PolicyBazaar scores $75 Mn funding from Falcon Edge to expand to the UAE

    Gurgaon, India-based PolicyBazaar, on Thursday, raised $75 million, led by the US-based hedge fund Falcon Edge Capital for expanding to the UAE.

  • Bollywood diva Shilpa Shetty endorses BL Agro’s brand ‘Nourish’

    NOIDA, India-based BL Agro Industries Ltd, announced Bollywood Diva and fitness icon, Shilpa Shetty, as the face for its ambitious brand ‘Nourish’.

  • Mumbai’s Mswipe launches micro ATM service for SMEs

    Mswipe, one of India’s leading fintechs for SMEs, on Monday, launched ATM Express, a micro ATM to allow merchants to offer their PoS.

  • Juicy Chemistry, Tamil Nadu’s D2C brand raises $6.3 Mn from Belgium’s Verlinvest

    Tamil Nadu’s skin and hair care direct-to-consumer (D2C) brand, Juicy Chemistry, on Friday, raised $6.3 million from Belgium’s Verlinvest.

  • Rentomojo raises INR 10 Cr capital from Accel and Chiratae

    Millennial-focused online furniture and appliance rental firm Rentomojo, has raised INR 10 crore from Accel and Chiratae Ventures.

  • International Women’s Day: Efforts by MoTA and tribal women entrepreneurs pay off

    To help women like these to have a sustainable means of livelihood, MoTA has established a Centre of Excellence at ASSOCHAM.

  • Razorpay announces ESOP buyback worth $10 million

    India’s fintech unicorn Razorpay, on Thursday, announced the third employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) buyback worth $10 million.